5. Waterfall Charts in Tableau

 
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Overview

Waterfall charts are quite difficult to create in Tableau, particularly if you want to color-code each bar. In this lesson, we will learn how to create a waterfall chart in Tableau from scratch.

Summary

Waterfall charts

- Very effective chart for understanding how changes in annual metrics occur
- To create these charts, follow these steps:

--- 1: Create a column chart with designated order of columns
--- 2: Change the calculation to Running Total
--- 3: Flip the mark to Gantt
--- 4: Size the marks on the chart based on - Revenue
--- 5: To color-code the waterfall, it's best to use a Calculated Field

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